Making it up as we go along

Originally posted on A Better NHS:
Phil’s spinal surgery hadn’t gone well. From a self-defined 70% of full painless function, he was down to about 30% after the operation. We spent an hour talking and I was struck by how much the poor quality of the interpersonal, relational care was at least as much of…

Choosing Wisely – sneak preview of GP shortlist.

Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
The US Choosing Wisely What interventions do you think GPs should do less of? Do you think we sometimes prescribe inappropriately or order too many tests? I’m not talking about individual anecdotes, but widespread trends accepted as ‘normal’ in some parts of Australian general practice. I am chairing the RACGP working group for the…

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MBS Update: HbA1c for Diagnosis of Diabetes

Well there’s nothing like a bit of gentle peer pressure to generate some new FOAM content! Victorian GP, Dr David Corbet, recently tweeted about the new changes to HbA1c testing in the MBS criteria. A brief Twitter conversation followed and as a result, David has not only produced a handy summary about the use of HbA1c,…